There are two feminists among the world’s seven most popular artist: Mexican Frida Kahlo and Italian 16th century painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Most popular of all painters is Leonardo da Vinci. Among the top seven only one is alive – English street artist Banksy.
The top rating is presented by ArtSupplies.co.uk using Google Keyword planner for the rating and including an analysis of how the artists’ popularity is spread over continents.
The top seven:
- Leonardo da Vinci
Born 15 April 1452 i Anchiano in Toscana and the creator of Last Supper and Mona Lisa paintings, which can be found in the Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan and the Louvre in Paris.
- Frida Kahlo
Born 6 July 1907 i Coyoacán in Meico. Known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature.
- Vincent Van Gogh
Born 30 March 1853 in Zundert in Holland. Post-impressionist painter who became one of the most famous and influential painters – but unfortunately posthumously.
- Artemisia Gentileschi
Born 8 July 1593 in Rome. Baroque painter and professional painter already at the age of 15 and the first woman to be a member of the Academia di Arte del Disegno in Florence.
- Pablo Picasso
Born 25 October 188 in Malaga. Painter, sculptor who spent most of his adult life in France and is known for co-founding the Cubist movement.
Probably born 1974. Banksy’s identity is a secret and the artist is only known under pseudonym Banksy. England-based street artist, political activist, and film director
- Diego Velazquez
Born 6 June 1599 in Sevilla. The leading painter in the court of King Philip IV and of the Spanish Golden Age.